Arranged Friendship Webinar

In this webinar, Ari Honarvar and April Nurse (friends featured in the Washington Post article), will delve into the logistics of how to make arranged friendships part of your own life ⭐️ About the hosts: Ari Honarvar is the founder of Rumi with a View, dedicated to building music and poetry bridges across war-torn and […]


Readings on the Pike

Look for Zoom link on Facebook page. Reading will be live captioned!

Ari Honarvar in Conversation with Cathia Geller

About this event Co-presented with SISCA (Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy) Ari Honarvar’s debut novel, A Girl Called Rumi published late in 2021 by Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, draws on her background and what has become lifework, that of using music, poetry, and stories to build bridges where governments, especially, have put conflicts, strife, and wars as barriers. She […]


Reframe: Anti-Oppression Work in Dance & Performance

Please join us on March 18 (Friday) at noon-1 pm for the 4th brown bag of our year-long discussion series on “anti-oppression” work jointly offered by the Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice, the Center for Inclusive Excellence, and the Center for Transformative Justice.  Dance and performance are particularly rich vehicles in “anti-oppression” work. This (re)frame […]


Hopewell Valley Heritage Month Book Club

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Purchase book here: Celebrate Women's Heritage Month During the 2021-22 school year, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in conjunction with HVEF will be honoring various Heritage Months by sponsoring community book reads and discussions to celebrate the diverse cultures present within the United States and our local community. We will also be providing […]


Dancing with Ukrainian Refugees

Запрошуємо українців, які зараз перебувають у Лондоні та околицях, приєднатися до нас 28 квітня 2022 18:00 - 21:00 у Chislehurst. Звертайтеся, якщо виникнуть якісь запитання. — at Christ Church Chislehurst. We invite Ukrainians who are currently in London and the surrounding areas to join us on April 28, 2022 18:00 - 21:00 у Chislehurst. Please contact if […]

Book Talk—Bosch&deJong brings Ari Honarvar to the Fenix Food Factory!

Visual artist, speaker, and award-winning author Ari Honarvar will be presenting her debut novel A Girl Called Rumi, talking about her work dancing with refugees to heal trauma, her project Drop Poems Not Bombs - which combines the poetry of Rumi with music - and more! After the event there is a signing session, but […]

Mission Valley Library: Book presentation + Music (Jun 11 2PM)

Join us for an afternoon of poetry, music, and fantastical storytelling. Award-winning author, Honarvar, weaves a tale of survival, immigration, and redemption, A GIRL CALLED RUMI is about an Iranian American's journey to find the only person who can help her unravel the secrets of the night that shattered her life: a childhood storyteller who […]